Turkey to temporarily halt GMO food imports

World Bulletin

The Council of State ruled on Monday that the importation of genetically modified (GM) food will be temporarily halted while more stringent regulations are enacted, a move designed to better oversee the use of the highly controversial food products.

The decision comes as part of the Council of State’s ruling in favor of an appeal by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ministry against the standing laws regarding GM food importation by Turkey, which agricultural unions have categorized as destructive to the domestic agricultural sector.

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